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Cheese Spread Piquant Recipe

Cheese Spread Piquant

  • 10 minutes to make
  • Serves 1

I created this as a filling for another recipe (soon to follow) and discovered that it’s excellent on crackers as an appetizer.

  • easy
  • zesty
  • spicy
  • cheesy
  • none
  • cajun

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  • 2 Packages (16 oz) cream cheese, softened shopping list
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened shopping list
How to make it
  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Let rest for a few hours to allow flavors to blend.
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  • geckofiend 13 years ago

So I was going to post a whole “cheesy Chicken Piquant” recipe but most of it is right here so.

Pound flat some chicken breasts, spread this on them, roll em up, wrap em in bacon and cook em for 50 minutes.

I created this as a filling for another recipe (soon to follow) and discovered that it’s excellent on crackers as an appetizer.


Definition of piquant

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Synonyms & Antonyms for piquant


  • pert,
  • poignant,
  • pungent,
  • salty,
  • savory
  • ( also savoury ) ,
  • zesty,
  • zingy

Choose the Right Synonym for piquant

pungent, piquant, poignant, racy mean sharp and stimulating to the mind or the senses. pungent implies a sharp, stinging, or biting quality especially of odors. a cheese with a pungent odor piquant suggests a power to whet the appetite or interest through tartness or mild pungency. a piquant sauce poignant suggests something is sharply or piercingly effective in stirring one’s emotions. felt a poignant sense of loss racy implies having a strongly characteristic natural quality fresh and unimpaired. spontaneous, racy prose

Did You Know?

Piquant flavors “sting” the tongue and piquant words “prick” the intellect, arousing interest. These varying senses reflect the etymology of the word piquant, which first appeared in English in the 17th century and which derives from the Middle French verb piquer, meaning “to sting” or “to prick.” Though first used to describe foods with spicy flavors, the word is now often used to describe things that are spicy in other ways, such as engaging conversation. Have we piqued your curiosity about another piquer offspring? If you’ve already guessed that the verb pique, meaning “to offend” or “to arouse by provocation,” comes from piquer, too, you’ve got a sharp mind.

Examples of piquant in a Sentence

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First Known Use of piquant

1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for piquant

Middle French, from present participle of piquer

Piquant definition is – engagingly provocative; also : having a lively arch charm. How to use piquant in a sentence. Did You Know? Synonym Discussion of piquant.